Pathway to Entrepreneurship Launches Successfully

CAWD’s entrepreneurship program addresses upward mobility by helping micro-business owners move to the next level. Eighty (80) men and women signed up for the first Pathway to Entrepreneurship (PTE) workshop in June. Many small business launch programs assist those that …

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APP Produces 7 New Apprentices; IT is Next!

Seven young adults graduated from CAWD’s Apprenticeship Prep Program last month. During the 3-month program focused on the electrical trade, classroom instruction was held at the NCWorks NextGen center while hands-on training and work experience occurred at Sir Raleigh Electric …

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IBM Asks CAWD to Join OneTen Coaltion

OneTen is IBM’s newest collaboration that seeks to hire, promote and advance 1 million Black individuals over the next 10 years, who do not have a four-year degree, into family-sustaining careers. CAWD is one of many in the local coalition …

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Cohort #2 Begins Apprenticeship Prep Program!

CAWD’s Apprenticeship Prep Program (APP) provides young people aged 18-24 with education and career readiness skills. At the end of the program, they are prepared for a pre-apprenticeship, full apprenticeship, employment, or continued education. The current program is for the …

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Monthly Labor Market Overview

The most recent labor market report from North Carolina’s Department of Commerce shows data for the month of February.

Wake County’s unemployment rate remained steady at 3.0%, the same as January and still well below the state and nation. Wake’s …

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CAWD Service Area Expanding

Effective July 1st, Chatham and Lee counties will be served by CAWD. These are 2 of 4 counties under the Triangle South Workforce Board which is being dissolved. The remaining counties will be served by another board.

Transition …

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Request for Proposals! Capital Area Apprenticeship Prep (CAAP)

CAWD’s new CAAP program connects young adults aged 16-24 to meaningful credentials and successful careers. We are looking for training providers that can deliver pre-apprenticeship training as well as connect qualified participants to Registered Apprenticeships. The current focus is on …

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CAWD Addresses Equity Issues with $1.9M Grant

CAWD is among the first 9 recipients of a US Department of Labor CAREER (Comprehensive and Accessible Reemployment through Equitable Employment Recovery) grant. The total award exceeds $1.9 million dollars. The purpose of the grant is to provide support to …

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